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Marital Privilege May Yield to Crime-Fraud Exception (access required)

In the government’s ongoing investigation of defendant Stacey Pomrenke and her hus­band, a Virginia state court judge, for wit­ness tampering and/or obstruction of justice prior to defendant’s trial on fraud charges, the Abingdon U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge grants a ...

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Court Upholds Child Porn ‘Playpen’ Warrant (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court says the government’s use of a Network Inves­tigative Technique to conduct searches of personal computers after its seizure of “Playpen,” a website that facilitates distribution of child pornography, is a search under the Fourth Amendment, ...

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